According to the financial results of Take-Two, the company that owns Rockstar and 2K Games, Red Dead Redemption 2 generated $725 million in just 3 days.
That tops the highest-grossing movie in history, "Avengers: Infinity Wars", which earned more than $640 million during its opening weekend earlier this year. The Rockstar game's release Friday also led to several new records for the PlayStation Network, where Red Dead Redemption now ranks as the most pre-ordered full game ever; biggest one-day seller among full games; and the biggest three-day seller among full games.
Although, Rockstar still says Red Dead 2 has the highest-grossing opening weekend, which is technically correct since GTA V was released on a Tuesday - so its $1 billion launch occurred during weekdays.
Game Informer gave Red Dead Redemption II a ideal score of ten out of ten, saying: 'Rockstar Games has outdone itself again with Red Dead Redemption II.
Red Dead Redemption 2 was destined to sell a ton of copies.
This is even before considering that Red Dead Online will be coming next month.
Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter told Barron's that Take-Two did a "masterful" job with the release. The publisher no doubt has high aspirations for Red Dead Online, but as an online experience it's still an unproven entity.
Yet another glowing review came from GameSpot, who praised its "emotional, thought-provoking story" as well as its richly-detailed game world, strong writing and engrossing gameplay.
· "Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar's best game; a grand, magnificent adventure that's vast yet intimate". Piscatella does not buy into that view. "We're seeing record setting launch sales performances across a number of major titles already, and I expect this trend to continue".